INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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................................................................................................................. 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ... 58 6 .................................. 10 Handling Precautions ..................... 24 Installing and Removing the Battery.................................................. 49 2 Shooting Portraits........................................ 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display .............. 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night ...................................Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List........................................................................ 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting............................................ 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen ........................................................ 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer....................................................................... 29 Selecting the Interface Language....................................... 35 Basic Operation ....................................................................................................................... 51 4 Shooting Close-ups ............................................. 4 Chapters ........................................................................................................................................................... 27 Setting the Date and Time....... 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 14 Nomenclature ... 26 Turning on the Power ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 46 1 Full Auto Techniques............................................................................................................................... 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery ............................................................... 48 7 Disabling Flash... 40 Formatting the Card........................................................... 5 Contents at a Glance.......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 55 x Image Playback....................................................................................................................... 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens .................... 54 C Creative Auto Shooting ............................................................................................. 38 3 Menu Operations ............................................................................. 50 3 Shooting Landscapes........ 12 Quick Start Guide ...........................

...................................................................................................................75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots .................101 Auto Lighting Optimizer.........................................................................................................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE..............................................................91 A Registering a Picture Style............103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction ................................69 i Continuous Shooting ......................................80 Depth of Field Preview ........87 Auto Exposure Bracketing...................................................................................................................106 7 ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................82 a: Manual Exposure..............................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................104 Preventing Camera Shake .................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation .....................94 Setting the Color Space ...........................................................64 E: Changing the AF Mode ...............................62 D Using the Built-in Flash ..................................................................................................................................................96 A AE Lock .......................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality.............................................................................60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed ............................................................................................98 B: Setting the White Balance .....................................78 f: Changing the Depth of Field .............................................99 2 White Balance Correction...89 A Customizing a Picture Style ..........................................97 A FE Lock........................................................................................................................................................................................................70 j Using the Self-timer ..........72 A Selecting a Picture Style ...............................................68 MF: Manual Focusing ..............................85 q Changing the Metering Mode.............................................................................................................................66 S Selecting the AF Point ......................................................

..................... 124 Shooting Function Settings ................................................... 142 B Checking Camera Settings............................................... 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies........................ 146 Setting the Flash .............................................................. 111 Using AF to Focus ... 158 b Rotating the Image .............................................................................. 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning ............................................................................................................................................. 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 164 8 ........................... 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color........ 138 Silencing the Beeper ....................................................................... 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time........................ 156 u/y Magnified View ........................................................................................................... 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features .................................................................... 108 Shooting Function Settings ............................................................... 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly.................... 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings............. 138 Setting the Image Review Time ................................................ 150 Appending Dust Delete Data .................................................................. 138 Card Reminder ............................................................................................................................................. 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness ......................................................................................................................................... 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ....................... 113 Focusing Manually..................... 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes ........................................................................................................................... 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning ................ 160 k Playing Movies ........................................................... 159 k Enjoying Movies ................................................Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor .............................................................................................................................................. 139 File Numbering Methods ..............................................................................................................

....................................................................................................................................183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) ................................................212 System Map .......................................................................................................................................................................................204 External Speedlites ...210 Menu Settings .185 Direct Printing with DPOF .......................................................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards ....................................................................................................................................................................................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails .........................170 L Erasing Images ............................................................................188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions ...............................................190 Custom Function Settings .............................................165 Viewing the Images on TV ........................................................................................................218 Error Codes........................................173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print ...................................................................................216 Troubleshooting Guide..178 Trimming the Image .................237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 ......225 Index ................................................................224 Specifications .......171 B Shooting Information Display ............................................................................................................................................167 K Protecting Images .............198 Setting Copyright Information................................................................203 Remote Control Shooting.....................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes........................................................................................................................................................................................................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback).............................................................................................................................................................................................................176 wPrinting..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................192 Registering My Menu ............................202 Using a Household Power Outlet ................................................................................................................................

53.87 (Exposure compensation) p. 70 (i Continuous shooting) p.57 (Basic Zone modes) p. 62.49 (7 Flash Off) p.124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p.84 (Bulb exposure) p.78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p.71 (j Self-timer) p.45 .Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 .80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p. 64 (D Flash photography) p.46.108 (A Live View shooting) p.50.

72 (73.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p.72 (76. 83.171 (L Delete) p. 67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p.167 (Video OUT) p.175 (Direct printing) 11 .156 (H Index display) p. 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p. 1) p.139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.68 (S AF point selection) p.53.170 (K Image protect) p.58 (x Playback) p.

Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. Even while the camera is in storage. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. This is to avoid damaging the camera. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. 12 . test all its functions before using it. For stubborn dirt. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. do not use the camera. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. and focusing screen. If condensation forms on the camera. remove the lens. well-ventilated location. viewfinder. reflex mirror. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. To prevent condensation. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. card and battery from the camera. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. If there is condensation. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. If you accidentally drop the camera into water. dry. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab.

It will return to normal at room temperature. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. etc. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. Do not store the card in hot. Live View shooting. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. the camera may become hot. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. are not a malfunction.99% effective pixels. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. bend. Although this is not a malfunction. However. Do not subject it to excessive force. physical shock. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting.01% or less pixels. speakers. or magnet. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. or vibration. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. dusty. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. In low or high temperatures. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside. Store the card in a case. They do not affect the images recorded. or movie shooting for a prolonged period. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. note the following: Do not drop. or wet the card. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera.. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. or humid locations. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. 13 .

see page 24. (p.26) To charge the battery.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color. Set the power switch to <1>. (p. (p. insert it into the slot.31) With the card’s label facing you. (p. see page 29. Attach the lens. .Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. (p.

138) The captured image will be displayed for approx.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. the built-in flash will popup automatically. To display the image again. (p. 15 . Take the picture.Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto).46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically. see “Erasing Images” (p.37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. If necessary. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. 2 sec. and the camera will focus the subject.171). To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. (p. press the <x> button (p. Press the shutter button halfway. To delete an image. Review the picture. see page 107. (p. on the LCD monitor. (p.58). Focus the subject.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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33) Zoom ring (p.35) Lens mount index (p.13) Lens mount index (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.34) Hood mount (p.33) Zoom position index (p.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.69.34) Focusing ring (p.69.231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.231) Focus mode switch (p.231) Zoom ring (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.35) Contacts (p.33) 21 .34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.231) Zoom position index (p.33) Contacts (p.34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.

Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24).Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24). Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position. Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 .

Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration. Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle.205). 1 Eyepiece cover 23 . Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom. The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p.Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations.

50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). It takes approx. When the battery is fully recharged. the full-charge lamp will turn green. 24 . recharging in low temperatures (6°C . As shown in the illustration. To detach the battery. follow the above procedure in reverse. For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow. For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet. attach the battery securely. flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover. For safety reasons. 2 Attach the battery. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery.10°C / 43°F . Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level.

25 . If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. remove the battery. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. Doing so can damage the battery charger. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. a small amount of power current is released. If necessary.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. the battery has reached the end of its service life. Even during storage. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. After recharging the battery. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. Purchase a new battery. When not using the camera.

Insert the battery until it locks in place. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. the battery Insert the end with contacts. 26 . 3 Close the cover. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. the hinge might break. 2 Insert the battery. After opening the battery compartment cover. 1 Open the battery compartment cover. To prevent short circuiting. Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery. be careful not to swing it back further.until it snaps shut. Otherwise. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover.

the <f> icon might not be displayed. <1> : The camera turns on. Even during the sensor cleaning. About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image. the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically.37). [Recording . You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p. you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p. Set to this position when not using the camera. see page 29 to set the date/time. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation.Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch. During the sensor cleaning. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate.37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture. just press the shutter button halfway (p.139). If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval. 27 . To turn on the camera again.. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card. About Auto Power Off To save battery power. the LCD monitor will display <f>. This is normal and not a problem..

The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. 470 shots without flash use and approx. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. n : Battery must be recharged. x : Battery level is slightly down. no Live View shooting. see page 109. For battery life with Live View shooting. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. 270 shots with 50% flash use. but adequate power remains. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. the number of possible shots may be lower. 28 . 550 shots Approx. Depending on the lens used. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. 470 shots Approx. • Using the LCD monitor often. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx.

to select the the <U> key date or time number. the 3 SetPress date and time. then press <0>. Be sure to set the correct date/time. The date/time will be set. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted.3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. the Date/Time setting screen will appear. Press the <M> button to display the menu.) setting. the [6] tab. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. 29 . the date/time might be reset. (Returns to b. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. If this happens. Press then press <0>. Under 2 Time]. Press the <V> key to set the number. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. then press <0>. set the date/time again. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. 1 Display the menu.

then press <0>. the the <V> key to select language. Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK].3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. 30 . The interface language will change. tab. select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. then press <0>. Press the <M> button to display the menu. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top). the 3 SetPress desired language.

face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place. Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover. the card.and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. 3 Close the cover. When you set the power switch to <1>. Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately). image-recording quality. 31 .138). 2 Insertshown by the illustration. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor. ISO speed. Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. etc.

. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card.140). being erased. The card may then return to normal. Pull the card straight out. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer. • Shaking or banging the camera around. It may also damage the card or camera. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. then open the cover. or data is being transferred.” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. • Opening the card slot cover. then close the cover. Check that “Recording. then let go. remove and reinstall the card. never do any of the following. Doing so may damage the image data. Gently in the The card will stick out. card. the image number might not start from 0001 (p.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. If the error persists. Make sure the access lamp is off. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. If the card already contains recorded images. When the access lamp is lit or blinking. Set the power switch to <2>. 32 .. use a different card.42). Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects. the 2 Remove pushcard. • Removing the battery.

lens. 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color. 33 .Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it. Red index lens. do it in a place with minimal dust. Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. autofocus will not operate. 4 Remove the front lens cap. Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. When storing the camera without a lens attached. set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus).

do not touch the rotating part.88 x 0. Image sensor size (22. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens. do it before focusing. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1.3 x 14.6x. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1. then detach it.94 in.59 in. If you want to zoom.42 x 0.) 34 . Doing so may cause loss of vision. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens.9 mm / 0. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing. turn the lens as shown by the arrows. Turn the lens until it stops.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom.

* IS stands for Image Stabilizer.6 IS lens as an example. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>. picture.5-5. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>.5-5. If the camera is mounted on a tripod.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically. press the shutter button completely to take the picture. However. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder. 35 . camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. The Image Stabilizer will operate. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. 2 Press the shutter button halfway.5-5. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.

Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. sold separately) is recommended. place one foot in front of the other. 2. 36 . Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. 5. To maintain a stable stance. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. 3. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. see page 107. 6. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. 4. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp.

note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. Even during the menu display. It can cause blurred pictures. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). You can press the shutter button halfway. then slowly press the shutter button completely. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. and image recording. the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. To prevent camera shake. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture. image playback.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. 37 . Then you can further press the shutter button completely. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake.

1 Display the Quick Control screen. the the <S> key to select function to be set. you can select certain drive modes (p. This is called the Quick Control screen. The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom.72). press the <Q> button.70) and the imagerecording quality (p. When the shooting settings are displayed. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. 38 . 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. the 2 SetPress desired setting.Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor. The Quick Control screen will activate (7).

select the function and press <0>.88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.70) Metering mode (p. You can also press the <U> key to change the setting.80) Shutter speed (p. Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen.86) AF mode (p.78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p. <0> 39 .75) White balance (p.62) Highlight tone priority* (p.194) Flash exposure compensation (p.99) ISO speed (p. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture).Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.103) Drive mode (p.72) Picture Style (p.20) Image-recording quality (p.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen.89) Shooting mode* (p. Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen.

3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. date/time. While looking at the LCD monitor. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 . etc. and <0> button on the camera back. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. use the <M> button. <S> cross keys.

<0> to setting. the setting. 4 Select the setting. then press <0>. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. A list of menu functions is on page 212. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. 41 .or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. Press the <M> button to display the menu. tab. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item. 5 SetPress desired set it. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen.) The current setting is indicated in blue. item. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it.

If necessary. Select [OK]. before formatting the card.. 1 Select [Format]. When the formatting is completed. format the card with the camera. When the card is formatted. 2 Format the card. the menu will reappear. select [Format]. press <0>. Under the [5] tab. then The card will be formatted. etc. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. all images and data in the card will be erased.3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. then press <0>. 42 . then select [OK]. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>. For low-level formatting. transfer the images to a computer. Even protected images will be erased.

Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. Then format the card with the camera.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. A card-related error is displayed (p. the software in the card must be installed in your computer. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. 43 . Even in this case.224). normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual. The actual data is not completely erased. When the card is formatted or data is erased. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer. When discarding the card. The card is full with images or data. only the file management information is changed.

Appears when you press the <x> button. In such a case. If a fluorescent light is nearby. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. etc. When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. menu screen. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. image. the display-off sensor (p. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view.17. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. If this happens. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. 44 . While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. the LCD monitor might turn off. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses.

210). The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out. major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes.103). Also.Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p. It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations. 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes. With the Basic Zone modes. the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast. Ba si cZ one 45 .

The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. At the same time. and generally the closest object will be focused. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. you can push it back down with your fingers. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. All the AF points will be used to focus. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. If necessary. If the built-in flash has popped up. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. the built-in flash will popup automatically. halfway. 3 Focus the subject. Focus confirmation light picture. 46 . on the LCD monitor.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

FAQ
The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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1 Full Auto Techniques
Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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etc. use the telephoto end. the built-in flash will fire. use a macro lens (sold separately). The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject. To make small things appear much larger. With a zoom lens. A simple background makes the flower. use the <4> (Close-up) mode. Shooting Tips Use a simple background. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. Under low light. If you have a zoom lens.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. Move to the subject as close as possible. stand out better. move away from the subject. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark..8ft>. If you are too close to the subject. 52 .25m/0. Some lenses have indications such as <40.

Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. Aim the center AF point over the subject. Hold the camera steady and shoot. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. If you hold down the shutter button. use the <5> (Sports) mode. 3. Use the center AF point to focus. When you want to take the picture.) and autofocusing will take effect. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle. 53 . the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. approx.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. If focus cannot be achieved. During autofocusing. the beeper will continue beeping softly. continuous shooting (max.7 shots per sec. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. press the shutter button completely.

When using a zoom lens. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots. 54 . use a tripod to prevent camera shake.4 feet from the camera. If the self-timer is also used.4 feet from the camera. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. Also. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires. Keep the person within 5 meters/16. Under low light.

etc. see page 56-57. For details about each function. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. selftimer and remote control settings will be retained. depth of field. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. the the <S> key to select function to be set. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. * CA stands for Creative Auto.C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. the image-recording quality. picture. to select You can <S> key the function (7). 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. the 3 SetPress desired setting. color tone (Picture Style). A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. However. <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. 55 .139) or by the power switch being set to <2>.

If you set <b> (Flash off). (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. the picture will look brighter. This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. it will not be applied. If you move it toward the right. the background will look more in focus. When flash is used. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions. <D> (Flash on). If you move it toward the right. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. 56 . If you want to blur the background. the background will look more blurred. see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. the picture will look darker. the background might not look so blurred. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected.C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash).

you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings. landscapes. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality. the set number of shots is taken continuously. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings. and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3. you can set it for portraits.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes.71.204). see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. continuous.. By pressing <0>. or black-and-white photos. (p. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos. 57 . <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children.7 frames per second (fps). <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. Remote control shooting is also possible (p. * By pressing <0>. (5) Single. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer.C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect.

To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. press the <Y> key. For more details on the playback procedure. the display format will change. When you press the <x> button. press the <Z> key. Each time you press the <B> button. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback.x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. image. the last captured image will be displayed. see page 155. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. 1 Playback the image. 58 . 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display.

In the <d> (Program AE) mode. most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. * <d> stands for Program. you can set various functions and be more creative. to prevent spoiled shots. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. * AE stands for Auto Exposure. 3 59 . The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes.

The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. 2 Focus the subject. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection).d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. Then press the shutter button halfway. This is called Program AE. 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. 60 . A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. 4 Take the picture.

as shown in the figure. In bright light (4000 22). So under low light.5).62) or use flash (p. decrease the ISO speed. and other functions (p. In low light (30" 3. To match the subject and ambient lighting level. The functions you can set are limited. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway.64). In very low light or very bright light.64). the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway. 61 . many functions such the AF mode. drive mode. You can freely set the AF mode. and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots.210). With <d>. only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically.62) or use the built-in flash (p. Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>. built-in flash. drive mode. you can change the ISO speed (p. The program can be shifted. turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program).d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. the program shift will be canceled. either increase the ISO speed (p. the built-in flash will not fire automatically. press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash. After you take the picture. Program shift is not possible with flash. In the <d> mode.

Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images. (9) [ISO speed] will appear. dots of light.) may appear.63). 1 Press the <Z> button. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable].63).400 400 . “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p. H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed. With “AUTO” selected. the ISO speed is set automatically (p.194). the farther the flash range will be (p.Fn)] menu. You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial. ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 .192). Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image.6400 (p.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level.6400. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On]. etc. In the Basic Zone modes. noise (banding.Fn)] menu. the ISO speed.64). 62 . When you shoot at high ISO speeds. the ISO speed will be set automatically (p.1600 1600 .

the ISO speed will be set within this range. the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. in the image’s shooting information. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. 400. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO. then press <0>. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . Select the ISO speed. However. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. select [ISO Auto]. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . then press <0>. Therefore. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. 63 . 1600. When “AUTO” is set. the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely. 200. 800. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. As indicated below. or 3200. you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. Under the [y] tab.

In the <d> mode.D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors.34 1 .49 1 . . or backlit conditions in daylight. In Creative Zone modes.30 / 3.5 . and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor. “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.5 . just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures. In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.6 IS lens 64 .17 1 .11 1 .5 .26 / 3.5 . you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.5 .5 / 3.86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3. the flash will fire for the picture.5 / 3.5 .13 / 3.43 1 .12 1 . the shutter speed (1/60 sec.5 .5 .5 .5 / 3.5 .3.61 1 .5 / 3.5 / 3.31 1 .5 .7.138 [Approx.5-5.5-5.) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake. picture.97 1 .21 / 3.5 / 3. in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 .5 . 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.19 / 3.42 / 3. Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 . While the flash is recycling.3.7.5 . 1 Press the <D> button.9.15 1 .5 .69 1 .6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3. button halfway.24 1 .2.5 .4.5 1 .5. low light.1/200 sec.15 / 3.5 / 3.22 1 . 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.5 .5 / 3.6.11 / 3.

Then when you press the shutter button completely. select [Red-eye reduc. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. Select [Enable]. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. then press <0>. 65 . then press <0>. For important shots. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. For flash photography. or when you go closer to the subject. By increasing the ISO speed.]. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject.3 feet away from the subject. Under the [1] tab. decrease the ISO speed. increase the ISO speed. when you press the shutter button halfway. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. decrease the ISO speed. When you press the shutter button halfway. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. you can extend the flash range. when the room is well lit. the picture will be taken. take the picture after this display turns off. For best results. In bright light.

One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. 2 Press mode] will appear. then press <0>. When focus is achieved.86).E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. the focus will be locked. the camera will focus only once. 66 . With evaluative metering (p. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. 1 On the lens. When you press the shutter button halfway. 4 Focus the subject. [AF 3 Select the AF mode. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. the <ZE> button. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. You can then recompose the shot if desired. In the Basic Zone modes.

If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable]. Recompose the picture and try to focus again.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. the subject will be focused continuously. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. With AI Servo AF. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. When the AF point selection (p. if the subject starts moving. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. 67 . During autofocusing. if the subject moves away from the center AF point. While you hold down the shutter button halfway.68) is automatic. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode.202). focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. However. Also. the beeper will sound softly. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. If this occurs.

With the <d> (Program AE). the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. <s>. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. 1 Press the <S> button. 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. Therefore. 2 Select the AF point. Generally. all the AF points are active. 68 . the subject. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. you can select one AF point to focus where you want. When all AF points light up. and <a> modes.S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. <f>. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. automatic AF point selection will be set. While looking at the viewfinder.

high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. To make it easier to focus a moving subject. 2 Focus the subject. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF. Also. If it is difficult to focus. 69 . you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. select and use the center AF point. If the subject moves away from the center AF point.8. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. First use the center AF point to focus.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. If you focus the eyes first. the beeper sounds. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light.0 to f/2. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly. with a fast lens from f/1. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing.

If the [7 Custom Functions (C.7 shots per sec. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. Since the flash will require recycling time.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions. In AI Servo AF mode. Flash can also be used. 70 . 1 Press the <YiQ> button. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. 3 Take the picture. Press the <U> then press <0>.193) is set to [2: Strong].i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3. key to select <i>. the continuous shooting speed will be slower. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. 2 Select <i>. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease.

focus the subject. Look through the viewfinder. then press the shutter button completely. 2 Select the self-timer. After taking self-timer shots. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself. press the <YiQ> button. it may throw off the exposure. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster. self-timerN (p. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. beeper. Q: 10-sec. To cancel the self-timer after it starts. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. self-timer The remote control can also be used. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button. 3 Take the picture.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand.106) q: 10-sec.204) l: 2-sec. You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. Two seconds before the picture is taken. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken.j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button. 71 . use focus lock (p. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash. then press <0>. (p. With <q>.58). attach the eyepiece cover (p.205).

the image-recording quality. 17.4 3. 72 . [Quality] will appear. ISO 100.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx. and other settings. 8. 8. card brand.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6. then press <0>. and Standard Picture Style. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M).2 3.7 2. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx. Select the desired quality. 1 Select [Quality]. or 4. 17. Under the [1] tab.1 24.2 1.9 megapixels (18M) Approx. number of possible shots. ISO speed.9.4 1.0 megapixels (8M) Approx.5M) Approx.5 megapixels (4. Custom Functions. image size in pixels (****x****). and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject. * The file size. 17. select [Quality].5 24.5 megapixels) and the image quality. then press <0>. 2 Selectyour reference.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card.5+6. 4.0.

Other than 1. If A3 (42x29. it might be fewer than indicated.9.0in. the 7 image has higher image quality.7x21cm/ 1 83. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera. Or. Depending on the shooting conditions.7x8.8x3. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9. 11. 83 A4 (29. For details.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing.7in. but more images can be saved to the card. 1. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate.3in.8x12. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera.) you want to crop the image.0x5. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras. Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality. Even with the same number of pixels. If 8 is selected. 73 .5x11. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73. 14.9in. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side.8x10cm/5.7cm/7. or 1+73 is recommended. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 .) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer.7cm/16. the image quality will be slightly lower. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate.

The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension . CR2 0001 . the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing.CR2 for RAW).) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images. they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images. Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer. The two images are saved to the card simultaneously.193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images. 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject. (Noise may be noticeable in the images. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 .Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p.JPG for JPEG and . JPG File extension 1.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C. 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C. 74 . Using the provided software is recommended. 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software. About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot.

This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. Picture Style. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. you can adjust the skin tone. 75 . R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. and very sharp and crisp images. The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. Effective for impressive landscapes. then press <0>. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. picture. sharp. and crisp. By changing the [Color tone] (p. 1 Press the <XA> button. [Picture Style] will appear. The image looks softer. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style.92). Effective for close-ups of women or children. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes.

When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. 76 . make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. and adjust it as desired (p.91). <0> will appear in the viewfinder. If you want to later shoot pictures in color. V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. a Picture Style file. For natural colors and subdued images. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait]. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. [Landscape]. The image is dull and subdued. W User Def. Other than with 1. etc. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. When [Monochrome] is selected. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color..A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer.

starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. 77 .Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. aperture setting. 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. Except for <8>. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. The second half of this chapter. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting.

s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. and “15"” is 15 sec.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. the viewfinder displays only the denominator. “0"5” indicates 0. However. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction. the desired shutter speed. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed.5 sec. 78 .) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec. * <s> stands for Time value. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. picture. and turning it to the left sets a slower one. Also. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely.

If this happens. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. If the exposure will be too dark. to 1/500 sec. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. 79 . If you use a telephoto lens. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. If this happens. to 30 sec. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. to 1/30 sec. or slower. If the exposure will be too bright.

set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. the smaller the aperture opening will be. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. 80 . 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. If no lens is attached to the camera. the desired aperture.f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. Aperture Display The higher the f-number. Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number. picture. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture.

the “4000” (1/4000 sec. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). If the picture will be too bright. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. the “30"” (30 sec. And the closer the subject. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. the narrower the depth of field. you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. In such cases. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. Under low light.) shutter speed display will blink.) shutter speed display will blink. If this happens. 81 . turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). On the other hand. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. If the picture will be too dark. but also the lens and subject distance. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. If this happens. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture.

112). (fixed)] (p. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting. The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec. You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync). speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec. keep it steady to prevent camera shake. and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. . set the [7 Custom Functions (C.f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. Using a tripod is recommended. 82 . auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. If you are handholding the camera.30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. In low light.192).

You can decide which exposure level to set. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. or to bulb. While you change the shutter speed and aperture. * <a> stands for Manual. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. With flash. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. To set the aperture. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. the exposure level mark will move. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. to 1/30 sec. To set the shutter speed. turn the <6> dial. 83 .a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center.

204. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp. It can be used to photograph fireworks. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor. 205) is recommended. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. etc. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. later. the image might look a little grainy. the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. 84 .204) for bulb exposures.193). using a tripod and Remote Switch (p. A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page. p. For bulb exposures.

the subject. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. The exposure is correct. 3 Take the picture. I want to use flash. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. Flash can be used. however. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. Use a tripod to steady the camera. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. it means that the subject is too bright. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. A slow shutter speed has been set. All the AF points will function to detect the subject. 85 . This mode sets the depth of field automatically.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. it means that the subject is too dark. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. Decrease the ISO speed. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. Increase the ISO speed. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0).

Normally.select the the <U> key to metering mode. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. 86 . The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. 1 Select [Metering mode]. evaluative metering is recommended. the 2 SetPress metering mode. This metering mode is for advanced users. Under the [2] tab. then press <0>. select [Metering mode]. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes. etc. This metering mode is for advanced users. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene.q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. then press <0>. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects.

Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. comp. After taking the picture. 87 . the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure.Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops./AEB] on page 89. (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>).

comp] (p. turn the <6> dial to the left.<S> key to select [y*]. 1 Display the Quick Control screen. The Quick Control screen will activate (7)./ AEB] menu (p. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker.89). the <y> will appear in the viewfinder. 2 Select [y].38). 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. Press the [Flash exposure comp. turn the <6> dial to the right.149). do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero. With the shooting settings displayed.] will be displayed at the bottom. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway.Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. 88 . setting] option. After taking the picture. comp. The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo. Select [Flash exp. To make the flash exposure brighter. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. press the <Q> button (p.

Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo. then press <0>. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. comp. decreased exposure. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. the AEB amount. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). AEB amount picture. comp. Press <0> to set it.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. select [Expo. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. When you press the shutter button halfway./AEB]. and increased exposure. You can then choose the best exposure. Under the [2] tab./AEB]. 89 . AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount.

Using AEB with <u> single shooting. AEB will be applied. Centering on the exposure compensation amount. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. decreased exposure. and increased exposure. If <i> continuous shooting (p. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>). etc. Using AEB with exposure compensation. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. the AEB’s effect might be minimal.103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. With <q> set. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. you can take three continuous shots. decreased exposure. and increased exposure. flash recycling is complete. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure.70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display.57). 90 . the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control.

Under the [2] tab.then press the Select Style. parameter. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style. 91 . then press <0>.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. see page 93. The Detail set. <B> button. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. the 4 SetPress parameter. then press <0>. screen will appear. then press <0>. select [Picture Style]. To see the resulting effects. To customize [Monochrome].A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. take test shots. 1 Select [Picture Style]. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear.

set it toward the minus end. the more diluted the colors will look. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. To increase the color saturation. set it toward the plus end.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. The closer it is to G. set it toward the minus end. the softer the image will look. The closer it is to H. set it toward the F end. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. To decrease the contrast. The closer it is to G. To make the skin tone less red. set it toward the minus end. the redder the skin tone will look. 92 . you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. The closer it is to G. To make the skin tone redder. the bolder the colors will look. To decrease the color saturation. The closer it is to F. set it toward the E end. the blander the image will look. The closer it is to H. To increase the contrast. set it toward the plus end. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. the sharper the image will look. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. The closer it is to E. By selecting [Default set. set it toward the plus end. To make it less sharp.] in step 3. the crisper the image will look. To make it sharper. the more yellow the skin tone will look. The closer it is to H.

you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. The blue sky will look slightly darker. 93 . The blue sky will look more natural. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. Skin tones and lips will look fine. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. The sunset will look more brilliant.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. The blue sky will look quite dark. and the white clouds will look crisper. It can make the image look more impressive. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. you can create a monochrome image in that color. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more.

Under the [2] tab. 2]. Style. 1 Select [Picture Style]. 3]. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style. The Detail set. [User Def. 94 . 2 Select [User Def. select the Picture Style here.A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. then press the Select [User Def.]. then press <0>. <B> button. Style] selected. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. 3 Press <0>. select [Picture Style]. screen will appear. or [User Def. 1]. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. then press <0>. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def.*]. press With [Picture <0>.

*] and then shoot. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. *].144). *] settings will revert to the default.A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter. all the [User Def. To shoot with the registered Picture Style. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def. 95 . then press <0>. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. then press <0>. *] will be displayed in blue. follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. the 6 SetPress parameter. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. For details. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. *]. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def.

sRGB is recommended. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB.21). the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). select [Color space]. 96 . This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. 1 Select [Color space]. Adobe RGB. and Design rule for Camera File System 2. then [sRGB] press <0>.21). In Basic Zone modes. The ICC profile is not appended.3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. For normal shooting. The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. Under the [2] tab.0 (Exif 2. sRGB is set automatically. the color space. then press <0>. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. With this camera.0 (Exif 2. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB].

then recompose and take the shot. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock).86) AF Point Selection Method (p. and take picture. 97 . button. It is effective for backlit subjects. it locks the current auto exposure setting. The exposure setting will be displayed. Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point.68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>. Each time you press the <A> button. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. Press the shutter button halfway. This is called AE lock. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. 1 Focus the subject.

the <D> icon will blink. In the viewfinder. 4 Take the picture. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. The flash is fired to take the picture. 98 . * FE stands for Flash Exposure. <A> button. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. Each time you press the <A> button. then press the <A> button. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light.

you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. The “Approx. then press <0>. The plain. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. [White appear. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. In Basic Zone modes. You can set any white balance. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. Spot metering circle 99 . <Q> will be set automatically. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. white object should fill the spot metering circle. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance. 1 Photograph a white object. Normally. 2 Select the white balance.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white.

it cannot be selected in step 3. select [OK] and the data will be imported. then press <0>. 2 Select [Custom tab. On the dialog screen which appears. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. 4 Select the custom white balance. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. then press <0>. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. Press the <U> key to select <O>. If you do step 3. The custom white balance selection screen will appear. Instead of a white object. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. Press the <WB> button. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>.76).B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. press the <M> button to exit the menu. a correct white balance might not be obtained. then press <0>. 100 . an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. data. When the menu reappears.

The color in the respective direction will be corrected.) Sample setting: A2. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. the correction. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. A is amber. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. select [WB Shift/ BKT]. and G is green. B is for blue. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. During the white balance correction. G1 101 . This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. On the upper right. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. then press <0>. M is magenta. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. Under the [2] tab.

Green (G) bias. 102 . three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. Standard white balance. “BKT” stands for Bracketing. the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. Since three images are recorded for one shot. and 3. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. the card will take longer to record the shot. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. Blue (B) bias. when you turn the <6> dial. or 1. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. Standard white balance. In step 2 for white balance correction. 2. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). Magenta (M) bias. Amber (A) bias. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. Set the white balance bracketing amount. On the right. 2. During WB bracketing. and 3. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount.

then press <0>.3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). [Standard] is set automatically. 3 Take the picture. If you want a darker exposure. The default setting is [Standard]. 103 . the image might still come out bright. noise might increase. the correction is done when the image is captured. For RAW images. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. In Basic Zone modes. the setting. flash exposure compensation. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. then press <0>. 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. set this to [Disable] first. Under the [2] tab. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. With JPEG images. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary.

the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. Under the [1] tab.]. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). With JPEG images. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page. 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. the correction is done when the image is captured. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination.]. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 . correct. select [Peripheral illumin.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. If [Correction data not available] is displayed. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. For RAW images. correct. then press <0>. 3 Take the picture. then press <0>. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. screen. Press the <V> key to select [Enable]. the four corners of the picture might look darker. The default setting is [Enable].

With EOS Utility (provided software). Depending on shooting conditions. you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. noise might appear on the image periphery. If the lens does not have distance information. 25 lenses. The higher the ISO speed. if you select [Enable]. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. For details. In step 2. For JPEG images already captured. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. even if [Correction data available] is displayed. the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. When using a non-Canon lens. the lower the correction amount will be. the correction amount will be lower.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). 105 . the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable].

2 Press the shutter button completely again. later. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. then the picture is taken 2 sec. single shooting will take effect. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). 1 Focus the subject. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. it will go back down automatically. 106 . Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. Do not point the camera toward the sun. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. press the shutter button completely.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p. there will be a shutter-release sound. but no picture will be taken. press the transmit button. mirror lockup is effective. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. the mirror locks up. When you press the shutter button completely. delay. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up.195). later. Remote control shooting. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. The mirror will swing up. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. In such cases.

you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen. camera shake can cause blurred images.Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. This is called “Live View shooting. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer. 107 . see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. For details. Using a tripod is recommended.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor.

113-120). Press the <A> button. When you press the shutter button halfway.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. The image’s field of view is approx. 2 Focus the subject. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. After the image review ends. picture. 108 . 100%. the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically. Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. focus manual focus (p. The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. with AF or Before shooting.

The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. do not point the lens toward the sun. During Live View shooting. but only one shot will be taken.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. set [Live View shoot. 109 .] to [Enable]. Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. there will be two shutter sounds. Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. 30 min. When flash is used. at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8). 1 hr. number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122.

the information display will change.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. If flash is used or bulb is set. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions. However. the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference). it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like. the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting. The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. If <g> is blinking.or bright-light conditions. 110 . AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white.

and AF mode. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. 111 . Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. drive mode.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. When <f> is selected. Picture Style. the AF points will also be displayed. 1 Press the <Q> button. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. and Auto Lighting Optimizer. In Creative Zone modes. function and set it. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. you can also set the white balance.

The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting. If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period. [6 Sensor cleaning]. [7 Clear settings]. If you select [y Dust Delete Data].113).139). If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off].Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below. (camera power remains on). In Creative Zone modes. 169). the Live View shooting will be terminated. With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately).]. [u Live mode] (p. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). or [7 Firmware Ver. These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. During continuous shooting. the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots.118). The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting.114). Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. Even while the Live View image is displayed. 112 . you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. or [Quick mode] (p. the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p. AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p.167. you can display the Live View image on a TV (p.204) for Live View shooting. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. you can display grid lines. the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min. p.

Select the AF mode. and [Quick mode] (p. 113 . set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>.120). the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. magnify the image. press the <L> button. While the Live View image is displayed. to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). AF point 2 Move the AF point. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed.Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. 1 Display the Live View image. you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen. Under [6 Live View function settings]. select [AF mode]. To return the AF point to the center. The AF point < > will appear. [u Live mode] (face detection. Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus. Press the <A> button. If you want to achieve precise focus. achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. Also.118). p. and focus manually (p.114). The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor.

u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode.Using AF to Focus the subject. <q> will be displayed. human faces are detected and focused. Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. If focus is not achieved. When focus is achieved. Press the <A> button.108). 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. When a face is detected. picture. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. If multiple faces are detected. 114 . then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. Have the target person face the camera. 1 Display the Live View image. the AF point will turn orange. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused.

the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. the center AF point < > will be used to focus. too bright or too dark. If the focus is way off. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. When you press the <L> button. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture. 115 . turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus.108). If focus is not achieved. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed. the <p> will be grayed out. the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. titled horizontally or diagonally. or partially hidden. When focus is achieved. the AF point will turn orange.113). Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode. picture. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. face detection will not be possible. An object other than a human face might be detected as a face. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. Then if you press the shutter button halfway. If a face cannot be detected. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>.

Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. If this happens. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. return to the normal view and autofocus. Even when focus has been achieved. 116 . The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. the image will be magnified at the AF point. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image. the focus might be off. In the u Live mode.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. then take the picture. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus.

Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction. 117 . A special effects filter is used. Extremely small subjects. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens. or pattern keeps changing. Subjects at the edge of the picture. color. Subjects in low light. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. Night scenes or points of light. flat surfaces. Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. Under a light source whose brightness. Subjects strongly reflecting light.Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color.

Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. and the larger box is the magnifying frame. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation. Although you can focus the target area quickly.<Q> button. AF point 1 Display the Live View image. Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. Press the <A> button. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. 118 . using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. The small boxes on the screen are the AF points.66).

The AF point used to focus will light in red. picture.Using AF to Focus the subject. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. and AF will be executed. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. When focus is achieved. You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. 119 . the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear.108). Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. The Live View image will turn off. the reflex mirror will go back down.

the magnified image. then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. 120 . Each time you press the <u> button. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. picture. the image. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified. After achieving focus. press the <L> button. 2 Move the magnifying frame. To return the magnifying frame to the center. press the <u> button to return to the normal view. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly. 3 Magnifythe <u> button.108). 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus.

Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. the image quality might degrade. In low light. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. If the light source within the image changes. However. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. When you magnify the image. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. If you point the camera in a different direction. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. 121 . chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases. If this happens. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. such as the sun. If you then continue with Live View shooting. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. If there is a very bright light source in the picture.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. However. the screen might flicker.

Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. dots of light.) may appear. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. noise (banding. Even if you take the picture during magnified view. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red. If you take the picture during magnified view. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used.191). the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality. the image will be captured in the normal view. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. 122 . If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. etc. During the magnified view. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used. Before taking a long exposure. Return to the normal view before taking the picture. This is to prevent image degradation. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. the exposure might not come out as desired. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable].Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting.

The movie recording format will be MOV. 123 . About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. the movie might not be recorded properly. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher. 6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies. refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site. the movie might not playback properly. And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed.Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. To check the card’s read/write speed.

167. autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen. Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. During movie shooting.113-120). also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136. 124 .k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p. to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. 2 Focus the subject.movie. When you press the shutter button halfway. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. 169). While the movie is being shot. The reflex mirror will make a sound. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. If necessary. do not point the lens toward the sun. press <A> again. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. To stop movie shooting. 3 Shooting the movie.

left. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p.. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. The ISO speed.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p.126) on the screen’s bottom left. 1 hr. 40 min. shutter speed. the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. 20 min. At 0°C/32°F: Approx. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. and aperture are set automatically. bottom.131). If you use Movie crop. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. 125 . you can set the exposure compensation. the top. With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. press the <S> button. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. During movie shooting.97). AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p.k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file. 1 hr.16).16). The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial.5mm dia. size] setting (p.

the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip. the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red. Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera. the information display will change. When movie shooting starts.k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. 126 .

hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. the speed. To set the aperture. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. turn the <6> dial. then press <0>. <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture. then press <0>. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec.6400 127 . select exposure]. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 . then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users.[Movie Under the [o] tab. aperture. and ISO speed for movie shooting.6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 . 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. .1/30 sec. 2 Select [Movie exposure]. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec. 3 Select [Manual]. To set the shutter speed. Select [Manual].k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed. The reflex mirror will make a sound.1/60 sec. .

If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting. The faster the shutter speed. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes. is recommended. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure.173). Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. With Auto ISO. to 1/125 sec. the shooting mode. shutter speed.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. When shooting a movie of a moving subject. due to the drive of the lens aperture. If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. and aperture will not be displayed. the movie image might flicker. will be recorded. 128 . With manual exposure shooting. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom.124). the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. you should not zoom while shooting a movie. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set.

Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway. The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 . The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. the movie will have a still moment lasting approx. 1 sec. Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. If you take a still photo during movie shooting. Functions particular to still shooting are shown below.

Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. 130 . The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes. Picture Style. and AF mode. function and set it. the AF points will also be displayed. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. movierecording size. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. image-recording quality (for still photos). Auto Lighting Optimizer. When <f> is selected. 1 Press the <Q> button. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor.

: Standard-definition recording quality. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. Mexico. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America.Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe. Korea. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. Australia. China. Still photos cannot be taken. Japan. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality.). Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode]. in [Live mode]. This shooting mode is called Movie crop. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes. etc. Russia. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing.). It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. 131 . Also. etc.

press the <A> button. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). 132 . You can select [Live mode]. 165 MB/min. 1 hr. 59 sec. you can extract a still image from the movie. 39 min. or [Quick mode]. AF during k When [Enable] is set. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. 12 min. 49 min. 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. approx. 49 min. If you autofocus during movie shooting. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. 24 min. continuous autofocusing is not possible. 330 MB/min. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. AF will be executed in Live mode. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible.) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. [u Live mode]. (A new movie file starts being recorded. However.Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. To start movie shooting again. 330 MB/min. 300. AF is possible during movie shooting. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx. and approx.000 pixels at [640x480].

• AE/AF. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. press the <w> button. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). For AF. AE lock is not possible. • AF/AF lock. p. Press the <w> button for AE lock. 133 .204) to start and stop the movie shooting. For AF. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. press the <w> button. While holding down the <w> button. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. still photo shooting will take effect. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. then press the transmit button. AE lock is not possible.

The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. 134 . The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed.127). kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed.16). The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . If [Enable] is set.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. you can display grid lines. shutter speed. Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On]. and aperture for movie shooting (p. highlight detail will be improved.Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally.5mm dia. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. set this option to [Auto].6400. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time).

These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. The slower the card. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. the movie shooting might stop. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. you should set the IS switch to <2>. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. First. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). the faster the indicator will climb upward. If you take still photos during movie shooting. 135 . The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. If the indicator becomes full. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal.126) will be displayed in red. If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card. If the card has a fast writing speed.

Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. The image quality of movies is not affected. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. 136 . When not shooting. However. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. the sound will be properly recorded. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p. the image quality may be degraded. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie.167. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. 169) and shoot a movie. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. the movie shooting will stop automatically. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720]. However. If this happens. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. turn off the camera.

Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.138) Card Reminder (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.153) 7 137 .139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.

then press <0>. Select the desired review time. Select [Disable]. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. then press <0>. then press <0>. then press <0>. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. and you cannot release the shutter. Under the [1] tab. Under the [1] tab. If [Off] is set. then press <0>. select [Release shutter without card]. select [Beep]. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. 138 . Under the [1] tab. During the image review. Select [Disable]. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. the image display will end. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. If [Hold] is set. select [Image review]. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera.

select [Auto power off]. Select the desired power-off time.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. then press <0>. then press <0>. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. then press <0>. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness. Under the [6] tab. select [LCD brightness]. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. If [Off] has been set. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. 139 . Under the [5] tab. When checking the exposure of an image. You can set this auto power-off time. then press <0>. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc. To turn on the LCD monitor again. press the <B> button.. With the adjustment screen displayed.

the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. select [File numbering]. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 . you should use a newly-formatted card each time. Even after you replace the card. Under the [5] tab. Select one. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously.JPG.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. You can change how the file number is assigned. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. then press <0>. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. The available settings are described below. If you want to use continuous file numbering. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. then press <0>.

shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. The extension will be “. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. Replace it with a new card. Each time you replace the card. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder. 999 reaches 9999. 141 . This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. for example. the file name will start with “IMG_”. For both JPEG and RAW images. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. you should use a newly-formatted card. MOV” for movies.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced.JPG” for JPEG images. When you reset the file numbering manually. and “.CR2” for RAW images. To restart the file numbering from 0001. If the file number in folder No. “. After the manual reset. the file numbering restarts from 0001. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001.

Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. The setting of this feature can be changed. then press <0>. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. 142 . then press <0>. It will be rotated. Also. Use the software provided with the camera instead. [OnPD] is set. Set [OnPD]. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. select [Auto rotate]. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. Select one. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. Under the [5] tab. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. then playback the image. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. but the image does not rotate during playback. On the camera’s LCD monitor. The available settings are described below. In such a case. the image might not rotate for playback.

96) WB correction (p. Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p.150) 143 .107) Red-eye reduction (p. While the menu is displayed.146) Date/Time (p.65) Auto rotate display (p.138) Auto power off (p. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed.101)/ WB bracketing (p. press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings. press the <B> button to display the settings.139) Sensor cleaning (p. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display.142) LCD monitor auto off (p.29) Beeper (p.102) Live View shooting (p.

Under the [7] tab. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. then press <0>. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default. 1 Select [Clear settings].Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. 3 Select [OK]. Select [OK]. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. (C. select [Clear settings]. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. then press <0>. select [Clear all Custom Func. then press <0>. then press <0>. select [Clear all camera settings]. desired setting.Fn)]. 144 .

Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec. Enable Enable 2 sec.Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 . Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec.

Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. then press <0>. Select the desired color. select [Screen color]. then press <0>. select [LCD auto off]. Select [Disable]. 146 . then press <0>. When you exit the menu. Select [LCD auto off]. Under the [5] tab. Select [Screen color]. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. Under the [5] tab. then press <0>. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen.

The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. The flash functions will be displayed. setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. If [Disable] is set. Select [Flash control]. setting] The [Built-in flash func. The flash control screen will appear. [Built-in flash func. Select [Built-in flash func. [Flash firing] Normally. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. setting] and [External flash func. then press <0>. Under the [1] tab.3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. setting]. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. The functions displayed under [External flash func. 147 . select [Flash control]. setting] and [External flash func. setting] or [External flash func. set this to [Enable].

[Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual.]. setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect.. This is for advanced users. and once immediately before the exposure ends. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. Shutter sync. 148 . If [2nd curtain] is set. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. [Zoom]. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. setting] and [External flash func. For details. With 2nd curtain sync. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). * For other flash modes. set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts. and [Wireless set. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec. Normally. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. If an external Speedlite is attached. However. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. you can also set [Hi-speed].

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. Clean the sensor with care. If the power is cut off. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. never do any of the following.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor. If the power is turned off. If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. • Opening the card slot cover. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. 154 . • Opening the battery compartment cover. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. • Setting the power switch to <2>. A brush can scratch the sensor. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount.

going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure. 155 . Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set. 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed.Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies.

Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. 4 images and one image displayed. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. 1 Playback the image. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. 3 Select the image. 156 . Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. display. 2 Switch to the indexbutton. the last captured image will be displayed. When you press the <x> button. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame.

select [Date]. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date. select either one to display only movies or stills. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. 1 Select the jump method. On the single-image display. On the bottom right. by jumping. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. To change the jump method. turn the <6> dial.x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. press the <V> key. the jump method and current image location are indicated. 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. 157 . then press <0>.

A movie cannot be magnified. The image will be magnified. If you hold down the <u> button. To exit the magnified display. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. 158 . 1 Magnify the image. press the <x> button and the single image display will return. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. press the <u> button. Magnified area position around image. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. During image playback.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. If you hold down the button.

repeat steps 2 and 3.142) before taking vertical shots. 2 Select the image. the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image. you need not rotate the image as described above. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. press the <M> button. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. <0>. 1 Select [Rotate]. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. To exit and return to the menu. A movie cannot be rotated. 3 Rotate the image. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD].b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. Under the [3] tab. then press <0>. 159 . select [Rotate]. You can also select an image on the index display.

167. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved. Playback on a TV set (p. 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality. 160 . You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable.k Enjoying Movies Basically. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable.

use a high-performance personal computer. be sure it is compatible with MOV files. inquire the software maker.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). For details on commercially-available software. If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser. see the PDF file instruction manual. For smooth movie playback. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo. 161 .

press <0> to switch to the single-image display. Press the <x> button to display the image. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. press On <0>. Speaker the movie. <0>. For more details on the playback procedure. You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. During movie playback. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. Select The movie will start playing. 4 Playback[7] (Play). During the index display. 162 . 3 Pressthe single-image display. see the next page. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. then press <0>. With the single-image display. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. movie. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. As movies cannot be played on the index display.

it will rewind the movie. Displays the movie’s first frame. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p. Displays the editing screen (p. If you hold down <0>. During the single-image display. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p. Each time you press <0>. 2 hr.) 163 . Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop.167. 30 min. 169) to playback a movie. during the movie playback. the still photo will be displayed for approx.173). If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. 1 sec.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display. If you hold down <0>. Displays the movie’s last frame. it will fast forward the movie. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie.164). Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. a single previous frame is displayed. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume. Each time you press <0>. the movie will play frame-byframe. adjust the sound volume with the TV set. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right.

then press <0>. Select The save screen will appear. After deciding which part to edit out.X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. 3 Check the edited movie. select [New file]. 4 Save the[W]. select [2] and press <0>. 1 On the movie playback screen. be edited out. select [Overwrite]. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. select [X]. To change the editing. press <0>. If the card does not have enough room. The editing screen will be displayed. 164 . More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). increments (position indicated by [X]). to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. [New file] will not be selectable. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). increments. movie. To save it and overwrite the original movie file. then press <0>. Since the editing is done in 1-sec. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. go back to step 2. Holding it down will fast forward the frames. Then press <0>. To cancel the editing. To save it as a new movie.

then press <0>. Only the still photos in the card will be played back. Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills]. Under the [3] tab. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. select [Slide show]. then press <0>. Press the <V> key to select the date. 1 Select [Slide show]. Only the movies in the card will be played back. If you selected [iDate]. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. then press <0>. The [Select date] screen will appear. Then press <0>. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 .

169. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. press the <M> button. To pause the slide show. press <0>. see pages 167. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. During pause. To view the slide show on a TV set. During pause. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show. Press then press <0>.] is displayed. During movie playback. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. Press <0> again to resume the slide show. then press <0>. you can press the <U> key to view another image. 166 . and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen. For still photos. the key to select [Set up]. 5 Quit the slide show. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start].3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. After [Loading image. auto power off will not take effect. During auto playback. The display time may vary depending on the image.. the slide show will start.. During the slide show. then press the <M> button.

insert it into the <D> terminal. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port. By pressing the <B> button. part of the image displayed might be cut off. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. * Depending on the TV set. see page 162. button. To playback movies. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera. 167 . With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television. turn off the camera and television. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. you can change the display format. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set.

The menu will appear. When the camera is connected to a TV set. then press <0>. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. Press the / button to select an option. For a slide show. then press the Enter button. Select [Enable]. Doing so may cause a malfunction. Then press the Enter button. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. image. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. Under the [4] tab. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies.Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. then press <0>. then press the Enter button. In such a case. 168 . you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. When you press the camera’s <x> button.

the images will not be displayed properly.) To playback movies. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable]. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. and use the camera to control the playback operation. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. see the TV set’s instruction manual. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera. see page 162. Certain TV sets. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal. even those compatible with HDMI CEC. For details.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. may not operate properly. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. If the video system format does not match the TV’s. 169 . video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. In such a case. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. button.

you must first cancel the protection. press <0> again. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. then press <0>. The menu will reappear. Once an image is protected. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. When an image is protected. To exit the image protection. The <K> icon will disappear. only the protected images will remain. then press <0>. 1 Select [Protect images]. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. To protect another image.172). repeat step 2. If you format the card (p. If you erase all the images (p. The protect setting screen will appear. To erase a protected image. 170 . Image protect icon protect it. select [Protect images]. press the <M> button. Under the [3] tab. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen.42). the protected images will also be erased. To cancel the image protection.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally.

2 Press the <L> button. Under the [3] tab. select [Erase images]. then press <0>. 1 Select [Erase images]. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased. protect them. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen. press <0>. you can erase multiple images at one time. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it.170) will not be erased. then image displayed will be erased. Protected images (p. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. 171 . it cannot be recovered. 3 Erase the image. The Select [Erase].L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. Once an image is erased.

The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. To display the three-image display. To erase other images. To return to the single-image display. Select [OK]. all the images in the card will be erased. The images will be displayed. press the <u> button. repeat step 3. then press <0>. To also erase protected images. 172 . Select [Select and erase then press <0>. The selected images will be erased. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages].L Erasing Images images].42). 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. to be erased. 4 Erase the images. format the card (p. press the <I> button. Press the <L> button.

The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed. the 73 file size is displayed. the movie icon <k/ >. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. 173 . any overexposed areas of the image will blink. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. <G> will be displayed. you can switch the shooting information display. and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . * For still photos taken during movie shooting display. About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed.File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. recording size <A/B/C>. * For movie files.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. The most detailed shooting information is shown below. recording format <D>.

you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. And the more pixels there are toward the right. The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. The more pixels there are toward the left. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). 174 . By checking the image and its brightness histogram. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. the color will be too saturated with no detail. And the more pixels there are toward the right. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right).B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. the shadow detail will be lost. the darker the image. and blue). the darker and less prominent the color. If there are too many pixels on the left. [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. And if there are too many pixels on the right. the respective color information will be lacking. By checking the image’s RGB histogram. Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. the highlight detail will be lost. The gradation in-between will be reproduced. green. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. the brighter and denser the color. the brighter the image. If there are too many pixels on the left.

Printing Images Printing (p. quantity to print.185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p. You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher. The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing. 9 175 . etc.176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card.

176 .Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. To connect to the printer. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. up the printer. 4 Turn on the printer. see the printer’s instruction manual. Some printers may make a beeping sound. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. 2 SetFor details. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera.

first turn off the camera and printer. select [Print]. Before disconnecting the cable. printing up to approx. 3. 4 hours is possible. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable. To find out what’s wrong. With a fully-charged battery. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. 6 Playback thex> button. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. make sure it is fully charged. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. On the print setting screen. 2. Movies cannot be printed. do the following: 1. Press <0>. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. Press the <x> button to playback the image. For direct printing. Press the < The image will appear. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image.184). The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. 177 . it indicates a problem with the printer.

Sets the quantity to be printed.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer.setting screen will appear. For details. The paper size. and layout. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p. The paper settings screen will appear.180). Starts the printing. 178 . <0>. Sets the paper size. and layout you have set are displayed. * Depending on the printer. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. 3 Select [Paper settings]. 0 2 Press <print>. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available. type. type.then press Select [Paper settings]. see the printer’s instruction manual. Returns to the screen in step 1. Some settings might not be available. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed.183). Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p.

20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p. then press <0>. or 20 images on one sheet. lens name. will be imprinted. 8. The print will have no borders. 179 . The print setting screen will reappear. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. 9. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted. 16. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. the print will have borders.. * From the Exif data. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. then press <0>. etc. exposure compensation amount. The page layout screen will appear. ISO speed. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. 4.185) will be printed. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. On A4 or Letter size paper. Option to print 2. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. aperture. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. white balance. The paper type screen will appear. shooting mode. then press <0>. shutter speed. the camera name.

need not set necessary. go to step 5. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation. then press <0>. * When you change the printing effects. you can also adjust the printing effect (p. However. then press <0>.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. The image noise is reduced before printing. yellowish blacks. see the printer’s instruction manual. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. bluish blacks. Select the desired printing effect. No automatic correction will be applied. If you any printing effects.182). Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot). The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied.” The printing will differ depending on the printer. For details. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. Prints in black-and-white with cool. 180 . it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer.

Select <I>. Set as necessary. 7 Start printing. then select [OK]. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. then press <0>. all the settings will revert to the default. (You cannot set the number of copies. Select <R>.wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. Set the number of copies. then press <0>. then press <0>. the number of copies will always be 1.144). With Easy printing. Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality.) Also. then press <0>. If image tilt correction (p. it may take longer to print the image. With Easy printing. Set as desired.183) has been applied.183) will not be applied. any trimming (p. Select [Print]. necessary. To stop the printing. Just select the image and press the <l> button. 181 . See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. you can print another image using the same settings. then press <0>. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed.

and [Color balance]. 182 . You can then adjust the printing effect. Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. B is for blue. use the <S> keys. kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. [Saturation]. [Color tone].127) or highlight level (128 . When [On] is set. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4.]. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. The color in the respective direction will be corrected.] effects will not show on the screen. When you select [Detail set. The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr. To adjust the [Color balance]. A is amber. With the Adjust levels screen displayed. If you select [Clear all]. Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. press the <B> button. the face will be brightened for printing.255). you can adjust the [Contrast]. you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default. and G is green. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . the red eye will be corrected for printing. select the printing effect. Red-eye corr.wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. M is magenta. When [On] is set. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>.

position. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. Do the trimming right before printing. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. select [Trimming]. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. 2 Set the trimming frame size. the size of the trimming frame will change. When you adjust the image tilt. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. 1 On the print setting screen. 183 . Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue. The smaller the trimming frame. and aspect ratio. The print setting screen will reappear. the larger the image magnification will be for printing.5-degree increments. you may have to set the trimming again. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings.

no paper. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately.wPrinting Depending on the printer. While trimming the image. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. see the printer’s instruction manual. resume printing. The smaller you make the trimming frame. Press <0> to stop printing. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. and check the waste ink tank. For details on resuming the printing. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. 184 . look at the camera’s LCD monitor. If you look at the image on a TV screen. After fixing the problem. the grainier the picture will look on the print. For details on how to fix a printing problem. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. etc. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume.

then press <0>. [Date]. and file No. date imprinting. then press <0>. select [Print order].W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. the option as desired. Select the desired setting. Select [Set up]. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. [Print type] [Date] [File No. imprinting. Under the [3] tab. (They cannot be set individually for each image. then press <0>.]. and [File No.] 185 .) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order]. 2 Select [Set up]. Select the option to be set. then press <0>. 3 SetSet the [Print type].

W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet. Also. Prints both the standard and index prints.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. on the print. When printing with DPOF. Next. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints. depending on the image type. refer to the printer’s instruction manual.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. [On] imprints the file No. Even if [Date] and [File No.] are set to [On]. select [Sel. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. The print order screen will reappear. The print order may not work or may be overwritten. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. the date or file No. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. 186 . you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set. 4 Exit the setting. With [Index] prints. If this happens with your printer. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. Press the <7> button. the print order may not be possible. both the [Date] and [File No.

press the <u> button. all the images might not be printed. press the <I> button. If you select [Clear all on card]. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card.Image Select and order images one by one. To display the three-image display. press the <M> button to save the print order to the card. When using a PictBridge printer. Even if you select “All image”. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. After completing the print order. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print. print no more than 400 images for one print order. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. 187 .W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. If you specify more than this. To return to the single-image display.

Before printing. be sure to set the paper size. If a problem occurs during printing. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. [Manual] cannot be selected. • When you paused the printing. 1 Prepare to print. 188 . (p. • When you set the index. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. certain printers might imprint the date on the border. See page 176. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. select [Print order]. see page 184. If [Bordered] is set. 4 Set the [Paper settings]. select [Resume].178) Set the printing effects (p.W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. 2 Under the [3] tab. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. Depending on the printer. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. 3 Select [Print].180) if necessary. the card’s remaining capacity was low. Under [Adjust levels]. 5 Select [OK]. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. you can easily print images with DPOF.

Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 .Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. You can do it with Custom Functions. Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes.

4 Exit the the <M> button. setting.. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions. select [Clear all Custom Func. then press <0>. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu. (C.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers. Under the [7] tab. 190 . then press <0>. Press the <U> the Custom Function No.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired. Custom Function No. At the bottom of the screen. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No.144). then press <0>. Press to select the setting (number).Fn)]. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear. select [Custom Functions (C.Fn)].

) 191 .197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C. speed in Av mode p.194 p.194 k k k C.195 k C.Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p. (Settings are disabled.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.195 p.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync.193 p.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.196 p.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p. C.

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Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3.173). When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p. To verify whether the image is original. 197 . the <L> icon will appear. the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required.Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically.3 Custom Function SettingsN C.

To return to the screen in step 2. You can register up to six items in My Menu. 3 Registerthe item to be registered. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. then press <0>. With [z] displayed. Under the [9] tab. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. Menu]. On the confirmation dialog. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. 198 . then press <0>. Then press <0>. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. then Select press <0>. then Select [Register to My press <0>. press the <V> key to change the order. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. the desired items. press the <M> button. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. 2 Select [Register to My Menu]. select [My Menu settings].3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab.

Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. setting. it will be appended to the image as Exif information. then press <0>.“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. 1 Select [Copyright information]. then press <0>. Select [Display copyright info.] to check the copyright information currently set. Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. 4 Exit theentering the text. option. 199 . The text entry screen will appear. 3 Enter text. Under the [7] tab. select [Copyright information]. press the After <M> button to exit.3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information.

press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). then press <0> to enter it.3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. press the <S> key to select a character. Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character. Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. 200 . Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry. press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2. Exiting After completing the text entry. Entering text In the bottom area.

The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information. 11 201 .Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features. system accessories. etc.

etc. etc. do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF. computer keyboards.6 or smaller (larger f/number).) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body. focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p. see page 117. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5. see the Extender’s instruction manual. etc.) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky.48).) In such cases. AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). 202 . etc. solid-color walls. For details. For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF.

Close the cover. 2 Connect the DC Coupler. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. 1 Connect the power cord. 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown. unplug the power plug from the power outlet. After using the camera. 203 . Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. the DC cord.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place.Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately). 3 Insert the DC Coupler. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration.

The camera will autofocus. try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources. delay. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken. 204 . Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec. When focus is achieved. During wireless remote control.4 feet from the camera. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button. The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used.Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16.71). Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights.

1 Remove the eyecup. 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it.23) attached to the camera strap. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. 205 .0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely. eyepiece cover. attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder. To prevent this. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward. During Live View shooting and movie shooting. use the eyepiece cover (p.

This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. the flash will fire at full output only. For detailed instructions. only [Flash exp. comp] and [E-TTL II meter.] can be set for [External flash func. it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash. 206 . see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual.External Speedlites EOS-dedicated.147). When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera. In other words. (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. setting].] to be set. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to .) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite. Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p.

the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. 207 . Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. It might not fire. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. shoot in the manual flash mode.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec. the flash can be fired at full output only. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. or slower.

If you set [Disable]. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. Without approval.31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). then press <0>. transmission. 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card.] to Press <0>. please check with the card manufacturer. select settings]. you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN.Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. use of the card is not permitted. 4 Display the connection information. 208 . To set up. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I). set [Enable]. 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans.]. then press <0>. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems. In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. please check with the card manufacturer. Select [Connection info. then press <0>. (p.

6 Take the picture. In hospitals. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. For transferred images. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions. 209 . You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version. is displayed in the detailed information display (p. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. auto power off will not take effect. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. If the image transfer does not work. airports. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu.58). the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. Because of the transmission function. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings. The battery power will be consumed faster.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. Turn the camera off and on again. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. it may still transmit a signal. see the card’s instruction manual. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point.] is set to [Disable]. During the image transfer. Even if [Eye-Fi trans. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. For details.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

211 .Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56. [Remote control] can be set. *4: For autoexposure only. *3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56. *5: On the movie shooting mode menu.

[7] Set-up 3. [y] Shooting 3.Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec. 1. / 8 sec. / 4 sec. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. 2. 212 .Fn setting / Clear external flash C. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes.

/ Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used. / 2 min. 400 / Max. 800 / Max. / 1 min. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec.Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. / 15 min. / 4 min. 3200 / Max. / 8 min. 213 . 1600 / Max.

Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 .. min. sec. month.) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C. Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func.Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year.Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver. (C. day) and time (hour.

Live View function settings 215 . comp.]. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. The [y] Shooting 3. no AE lock / AE/AF. / 30 min. / 10 min. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning. / 1 min. / 16 sec.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. WB Shift/BKT. / 30 sec. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. [7] Set-up 3. Under the [2] tab. the [Expo. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed.

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

44). The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p.Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. Recharge the battery (p.26). Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p. Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p. 218 . the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds. When the image recording is completed. contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. If this happens. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again. The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. Press the <B> button (p. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem. the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange. Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided.24).26). If there is a problem with the battery charger. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>. disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack. Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8.31). the power will turn off automatically. The battery charger’s lamp blinks. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card.

36. The camera turns off by itself. The image is out of focus. Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. a picture cannot be taken. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded. Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. set [5 Auto power off] to [Off]. 123).31). Press the shutter button halfway again to focus.31. 219 .33). 37). The card is not properly inserted (p. If the lens has an Image Stabilizer. 69). or focus manually (p. Use a fully-charged battery pack (p. the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. If the card is full. set the IS switch to <1>. To prevent camera shake.Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p.37. 171). press the shutter button gently (p.24). replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p. Auto power off is in effect.107. the number of possible shots will decrease. If you do not want auto power off to take effect. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. Purchase a new one. If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks.31). The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use.

The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower. If it is set to [Strong].194). set the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu. When I use the <f> mode with flash. the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. 220 .193). the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72.194). ISO 100 can be set (p.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard]. This also applies to movie shooting (p. If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass.134).). The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. ISO 100 cannot be set. the shutter speed becomes slow. This also applies to movie shooting (p. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C. If a card error message is displayed.134).Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used. or [Disable]. see page 42 or 224.Fn)] menu. etc. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. ISO 100 cannot be set. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed. [Low]. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable].192). If you shoot at night when the background is dark. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p. then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync.

The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. movie shooting may stop automatically. When a movie is played. If the card’s writing speed is slow. etc. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken.135). 59 sec. Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. 221 .109). The movie shooting terminates by itself. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. see the card manufacturer’s Web site. To find out the card’s read/write speed. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting. the respective operation noise will also be recorded. camera operation noise can be heard. movie shooting will stop automatically. Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. If you use flash. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. This is normal. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire..

In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode. it cannot be erased (p.40). The menu screen shows few tabs and options. In low or high temperatures. the first character will be an underscore (p.170). the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p. It will return to normal at room temperature. certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. 222 . the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black.96).Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p. If the LCD monitor is dirty. The image cannot be erased. If Adobe RGB is set. If the image has been protected. The file numbering does not start from 0001. The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”).140). use a soft cloth to clean it. Set the color space to sRGB. If you use a card which already has images recorded.

and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software). Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p. Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p. Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p.29). [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab. you will not be able to check the card’s connection status. The correct date and time has not been set (p. or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position. This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p. SDXC cards might not be correctly detected. 169). Depending on the card reader and computer OS used. The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear.214). What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable. Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual.169). 223 .167. The card reader does not detect the card.180).Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect. No image appears on the TV screen. In such a case.

Card cannot be accessed. replace the card. If there is a problem with the camera. 42). Cannot save images because card is full.Error Codes Error No. Operate the power switch (p. The built-in flash could not be raised. 171. Turn the camera off and on again.27). Shooting is not possible due to an error. Clean the lens contacts.31. 42).31. Operate the power switch. write down the error No. Replace card. an error message will appear. Turn the camera off and on again. 60. remove and install the battery pack 70. or format the card (p. Remove and insert the card again. Turn the camera off and 30.27). 50. or use a Canon lens (p. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. Countermeasures No.13. or format the card (p. erase unnecessary images. 20. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. on again or re-install the battery. Operate the power switch (p. Follow the onscreen instructions. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera. 16). 26) * If the error still persists.27. 01 02 05 224 . 40. 10. 04 Replace the card. 80 again.

00 megapixels 3:2 Auto. 17. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx. 18. Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2. SDXC memory card 22. 1. Manual. Flash). SDHC memory card. White fluorescent light. Landscape. Cloudy. Faithful. Monochrome. 4.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx.0 JPEG. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard. 8. Neutral.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.3 x 14. User Def. Portrait.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx. 17. Tungsten light.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 .Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital.3 Auto. Preset (Daylight. 1 . single-lens reflex. Shade.

or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3. Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration. Night Portrait. aperture-priority AE.or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 . Landscape.3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 . depth-of-field AE.6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments). Program). AI Servo AF.4 USM lens. 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 . Creative Auto.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx.+1.6400 Auto. shutter-priority AE. 0.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.18 (at 23°C/73°F.5 .0 . manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 . ISO 100) One-Shot AF. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3. Sports. Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto.0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed. Portrait. AI Focus AF.Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx. Flash Off. 95% Magnification: Approx. phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. Close-up. ISO 100 .

: 13/43 (ISO 100. Available range varies by shooting mode. 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting. Max. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 . 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec. delay and 10-sec. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. to 30 sec.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled. self-timer with 10sec. 3. or 2-sec.4 USM lens. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode.7 shots/sec. X-sync at 1/200 sec. to 1/60 sec. 1/4000 sec. bulb (Total shutter speed range. 34 shots RAW: Approx.. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max. continuous shooting. auto pop-up flash Guide No. (Full Auto mode). approx.) • Flash Retractable. 3 sec. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 .20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx.

Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 . 25p: 25. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 . 60p: 59. 330 MB/min.7 cm (3 inches) with approx. 330 MB/min. 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29.976 fps.00 fps. 1. 24p: 23. Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx. 50p: 50.97 fps.94 fps. 165 MB/min. 165 MB/min.6400 (in whole-stop increments). 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 .4 USM lens. ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7. Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 .04 million dots Approx.

video/audio OUT. HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1. detailed info.5x . 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3. image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. 1.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image. stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F. jump by 10 or 100 images. histogram). 4-image index. approx.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution). by shooting date. 9-image index. approx. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 . 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx. size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx.10x Image browsing methods: Single image. Single image + Info (Basic info. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor.5mm dia. by movie.

40°C / 43°F .1 x 3.4 in. 52 g / 1. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .2 in.40°C / 32°F .1 x 3.8 x 97.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .9 oz.1 x 15.1 x 3. 475 g / 16.7 x 1.104°F During shooting: 0°C .8 x 3.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.7 x 1.0 in. 82 g / 2. • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.6 x 2.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .2 mm / 1.5 mm / 2.8 oz. • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 .5 x 0. Approx.9 oz. (CIPA testing standards) Approx. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .4 in.4 x 55.8 oz.40°C / 43°F .240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87. (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C . Weight: Approx.2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128.40°C / 32°F .7 oz.5 x 75. 82 g / 2. Weight: Approx.3 mm / 5. 530 g / 18.5 mm / 2.40°C / 43°F . Approx.

6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 . Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.0 in.5 x 70 mm / 2. magnification: 0. Weight: Approx. (at 0.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 . consult the respective lens maker.9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .48 ft.25 m / 0. (From image sensor plane) Max.9 x 19.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3. Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.8 in.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .82 ft.7 x 2. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera.8 in.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .25 m / 0. field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max.1 x 5.6 x 1.82 ft.67 x 45 mm / 8.5-5.45 m / 1.5-5.4 in.21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max.0 oz. 200 g / 7.1 oz. 231 . (327 x 503 mm / 12. magnification: 0. (75 x 112 mm / 3. Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.3 .49 m / 1.8 in. 455 g / 16.36 Closest focusing distance: 0.61 ft.) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max. field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0. diameter x length: 75. Weight: Approx.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .0 x 4. diameter x length: 68.36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0.0 x 4.2.4 x 101 mm / 3.

Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories. 232 . HDMI.21 (also called “Exif Print”). Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. in the United States and other countries. etc.” * Notice displayed in English as required. a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC.0 and Exif 2. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2. although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C.. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. LLC.g.. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. HDMI logo. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers.

It may cause an accident. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. or clothing. Also. accessories. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. or emits smoke or fumes. It can cause blindness or skin problems. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. connecting cables. keep at least 1 meter away. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. If a child swallows the battery. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. chemical leakage. consult a physician immediately. heat generation. smoke. changes color. do not exceed the recharging time. • During the recharging.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. deforms. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. • Keep the back-up battery away from children.Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. 233 . follow the safeguards below: .104°F).Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. • If excessive heat. remove it immediately. etc. and clothing. excessive heat.40°C (32°F . . The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. skin. and fire. This is to prevent electrical shock. It may impair the person’s vision. and material damage. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it.Do not use any batteries. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. This is to prevent fire or an explosion. death. .Do not short-circuit. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. . and explosions. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. disassemble. and accessories not specified in this booklet.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. See a physician immediately. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. This is to prevent an explosion or fire. power sources. When using flash to photograph an infant. And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. Be careful not to get burned in the process. skin. .

contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. . • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. If the product does not work properly or requires repair. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. humid. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. Otherwise.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. Doing so may damage your vision. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment.Always insert the power plug all the way in. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. Doing so may cause injury. 234 .• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. cut. . The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places.When unplugging a power plug. promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. check if it is allowed. . If the surrounding is dusty. . This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens. Also do not twist or tie the cords. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. follow the safeguards below: . Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. • Do not use paint thinner. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. benzene. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. or oily.Do not scratch. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. • Keep the camera from the reach of small children. . • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet.

European Union (and EEA) only. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC). Cd = Cadmium. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste.com/environment.canon-europe. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. (EEA: Norway. e. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above. For more information about the recycling of this product. please contact your local city office. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 . this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury.. in accordance with the Battery Directive. on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators. waste authority. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive.g. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www.

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.............. 144 Holding the camera............................131 Battery Grip ...71 4..131 1920x1080 ......................... 86 Cleaning (image sensor) ........ 84 C C (Creative Auto) ........................................148 2-sec.160. 93 Built-in flash..or 9-image index display..................... 2 Center-weighted average metering ...67 AI Servo AF... 106 Clear settings ...37 Card....160. 216 Beeper.................89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF).................. 35 .......... 64... 224 SD speed class .............................................................................................. 112.97.................................................................96 AE lock....... 92 Continuous shooting..................... 99 Color tone......................... 13.................80 B B/W (Monochrome)...................... 42 Problem.................................................................. 3........27................. 134 AEB........................................148 2nd-curtain sync......................................................... 138 Black-and-white image ............... 36 Settings display.......... 143 Camera shake ....... 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)............ 96 Color temperature .................................. 82 Bulb ..................... 160............................................................. 70 Contrast.............. 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer................... 92 A A/V OUT..20 Battery → Power 237 ....... 169 Camera Camera shake.................................................................... 84 BULB (Bulb exposure)............................................................... 32.....67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) ....................... 79........................ 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up .............. 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off........................................... 138 Eye-Fi.........156 640x480 .......Index 1280x720 .................. 52 Color space ............ 31....... 2...... 76............... 123 SDHC/SDXC............ 55 Cable ..............85 Adobe RGB.76 Basic Zone modes ...............80 Audio/video OUT........................ 169 Access lamp........................................................................................................................45..................................... 208 Format........ 31 Card reminder ........... self-timer ....................131 1st-curtain sync....... 167.........................32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE)................67 Aperture-priority AE ....

.................................................................. 206 FE lock..............................................................................................................29 DC coupler.................... 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF).............................................................................208 Eyepiece cover ........................ 69................ 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects .............. 88 Focus confirmation light ............... 65 Flash exposure compensation ........... 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) ... 147 Red-eye reduction ................ 214 Flash ..................................16........ 131...................................... 131 Full Auto .........................................171 Error codes ............................ 49.............147...................................................199 Creative Auto ...................114 Faithful ......... 48 Focus mode switch .151 E Erase (image) ............ 123................ 147. 192 Menu setting ....87 Extension ........................ 48 Format (card initialization)............. 33................. 68 AF-assist beam........................................... 117............................... 117.. 46 Full HD ..................................55 Creative Zone modes ......................................20 Custom Functions...................................................................185 Drive mode ...........141 External Speedlite........191 File number ..........224 Evaluative metering . 47. 113 AF point selection ........ 132......... 120 Out of focus ............... 46 Focus lock .... 72........23....................... 77 Digital terminal ........................... 148 Built-in flash . 98 Flash exposure compensation...36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF..................... 64 Custom Functions...... 93 Firmware Ver... 71 Dust Delete Data ................. 47.............................................. 42 Frame rate......................... 202 Recompose...... 160 D Date/Time .......................Index Copyright information............................... 149 Effective range ........98 238 ...... 206 Eye-Fi card ...................................................176 Dioptric adjustment ....... 131 Full High-Definition.................... 66........................................... 69 Focusing AF mode ......................190 Clear all ................................ 64 2nd-curtain sync ............70.. ............ 88 Flash off ........82 Dial..................... 64 External Speedlite................... 202 Manual focusing........86 Exposure compensation ..76 FE lock........ 194 Beeper .............................................203 Depth-of-field preview...............190 List......... 56 Flash-sync speed........ 140 File size ......................

................112........170 Rotate ..........................62..................156 Jump display (Image browsing).................. 173 View on TV ........ 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) ................. 134 H HDMI....... 44 Image playback... 30 LCD monitor .......................... 63 ISO expansion ................................................................................. 197 Image Zone ............................ 138 Image verification data ............................... 160........................ 155 Menu screen .............. 167 Image area......................158 Playback ......160..... 155 Protect ................ 51... 75 Language selection ..................35 Attaching/Detaching ........... 21.....Index Function availability table........................................................210 Image dust prevention.. 157 L I ICC profile .............................................. 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction........................................ 58..96 Image Auto playback ................. 13 Auto off........ 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) ............ 151 Image review time ............................. 104 Live mode (AF).............................................173 Highlight detail loss ........................... 159 Shooting information..............................174 Household power ..................... 156 ISO speed .............................. 72 Jump display .............34 Landscape............173 Histogram ......................................... 18 Lens...174 Index.................... 167 Highlight alert ...............................................160......110................................ 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO .................203 J JPEG ...........................171 Highlight alert............................................................................... 139 Display switching ...173 Highlight tone priority ........... 63 G Grid display .........131........ 146 Brightness adjustment ............ 146 Shooting settings display ................. 20 Image-recording quality......... 62 Auto.................... 40 Screen color....157 Magnified view..................168 High-Definition ................ 113 239 ....... 72 Index display ............................................................142............................. 33 ....165 Erase .........................58............................................

......... 193 Long exposure ..........120....................................... 131.................................. 66 P P (Program AE)..................................107 Focusing. 129 View on TV .. 70.............................................................................................. 131 Manual exposure shooting.76 Movie Autoexposure shooting ..............................................................................20 Monochrome.....69.....................................................................................83...........113 Grid display ...... 131 Playback .. 60 PAL..................................... 66 One-Shot AF ...... 120 Maximum burst . 132 Frame rate ...........................198 Setting operation ...............112 Possible shots ......................... 214 240 ........................ 198 N Neutral.... 195 Mode Dial...............................73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings ... 123 Sound recording ...................69.............. 158 Malfunction ..... 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) ........22 NTSC . 124 Editing out first and last scenes .... 160 File size....................................... 132 Shooting....... 16 ............ 120 Microphone .....................................................................................40 Metering mode................86 Metering timer................. 131 Recording time...... 164 Enjoying ......................... 127 Movie crop .....................212 My Menu............................. 134 MF (Manual focusing) ..................... 74.............................................. 167 My Menu ..........................................106.............83 Magnified view .. 127 Manual focusing.........109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format... 160.............. 43 M M (Manual exposure). 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed ...........................................134 Mirror lockup ................218 Manual exposure ............................... 193 Nomenclature............... 84.........42..........................112................ 76 Night Portrait ................................. 162 Recording size ... 134 Still photo shooting..................... 54 Night scene ....................Index Live View shooting........................................ 131........

.........203 Possible shots .......................................................74 RAW+JPEG..... 150..........38 Quick mode (AF).................. 31 Remote control shooting...... 133..................61 Protect (image erase-protection)........175 Picture Style Adjustment..........................................................104 PictBridge..... 142.............. 126..................Index Paper settings (printing)................................................................................. 24 Red-eye reduction ..... 71............................................................ 144 Rotate (image)... 153 Sepia (Monochrome)....................................................................179 Paper settings..........................178 Partial metering.....170 R RAW ........... 182 Tilt correction ....... 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer .........183 Program AE ..................75 User defined ...58...............179 Print Order (DPOF)..................................................................... 54...183 Trimming................................................ 75 Possible shots...... 65 Release shutter without card.......... 109 Recharge .......118 241 .................. 57.......27 Printing.....27................................... 204 Revert to default settings............................................................38 Quick Control screen ....................176 Page layout............................................ 72 . 173 Q Q (Quick Control) ............................................................................. 72 ................ 233 Saturation ...........................28 Household power............... 93 Sharpness ......................................74 Recharge....60 Program shift ...............28......180.....50...185 Printing effects .................. 71 Sensor cleaning............. 109 Power Auto power off ............ 92 Shooting information display ........................28........ 110... 27........ 159 S Safety warnings......91 Selection........86 Peripheral illumination correction ................. 155 Portrait .................................... 139 Battery check....72 Playback ...................24 Switch ..94 Pixels ...............

................37 Shutter-priority AE ....... 19 Dioptric adjustment ..............96 Standard ...............................53 6 (Night Portrait) .............................50 3 (Landscape) ..49 2 (Portrait) ........................ 36 Volume (Movie playback) ........................83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) .....216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) .......................................85 M (Manual exposure) ....................................... 78 V Video system..........82 Strap ........................................ 169......52 5 (Sports)....80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE)...............................123 Shooting settings display .......54 k (Movie shooting)................... 214 View on TV...............20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ...................................................................78 P (Program AE) ..........................................................23 System map..........53 Spot metering............Index Shooting mode................................................................194 Toning effect (Monochrome) ..... 102 Correction ....165 Sound recording .............................................................................................78 Slide show ....................................................................................................................... 100 T Tone priority ..................................................................................... 160......................................................46 7 (Flash Off) ....18 Shutter button .................................... 101 Custom ..................183 242 ...............75 Stopped-down aperture .............. 163 W WB → White balance White balance .................... 99 Personal..... 167 Viewfinder ........86 sRGB ............60 C (Creative Auto) .55 1 (Full Auto)...................51 4 (Close-up) ..................162 Sports.............................93 Trimming (printing)...........134 Speaker............ 99 Bracketing...............

Z: ISO Speed ........................Image-recording Quality ........................Image Playback ............256 Installing the Software ..250 p........254 p..Nomenclature ....p.........d: Program AE .......Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations ...................S AF Point ........249 p.Picture Style ...253 p..247 p.......Custom Functions .250 p.................257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk ..250 p.....252 p....E: AF Mode.....Using the Built-in Flash....245 p..259 243 ....252 p..251 p.........250 p.251 p.........255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk ........244 p............i Drive Mode ...................Q Quick Control Screen ......249 p...s: Shutter-priority AE ..........................p......246 p................Basic Zone Modes ........................p.........246 p.....k Shooting Movies ............Creative Zone Modes ...............A Live View Shooting.............p..........f: Aperture-priority AE.254 p...................

Press the <U> key to select the tab. then press the <V> key to select the desired item. 3. After setting the item. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 .Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. Press the <M> button to display the menu. 4. Press <0> to display the setting. press <0>. 2.

245 . then turn the <6> dial to set it. you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality. Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function. The Quick Control screen will appear. press the <Q> button. In the Basic Zone modes (except C).Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed.

Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. Press the <U> key to select the quality.Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images. then press <0>. For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). 246 . Black-and-white images. then press <0>. Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. see the camera’s instruction manual. then press <0>. Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images.

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max. burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .

and the camera does the rest. Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash. then shoot.Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes). then press the <S> key to select the function. You just press the shutter button. D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary.) Press the <Q> button. 249 . sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set. Turn the <6> dial to set the function.

s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. If the shutter speed display blinks. The shutter speed will be set automatically. then focus the subject.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. The aperture will be set automatically. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. then focus the subject. d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. Set the Mode Dial to <d>. If the aperture display blinks. 250 . Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking.

Press the <ZE> button. 251 . then press <0>. While looking at the viewfinder. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. Press the <U> key to select the AF mode. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. Press the <S> key to select the AF point.

When you press the shutter button halfway.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. the ISO speed setting will be displayed. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. When “AUTO” is selected. the ISO speed is set automatically. Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. then press <0>. 252 . i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button.

To change the Live View settings.Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx. use the [6 Live View function settings] menu. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. 180 shots 253 . 200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx. Press the shutter button halfway to focus.

Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . To shoot still photos. press <A> again.Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. To stop movie shooting. press the shutter button. Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. 256 . You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users. edit and print JPEG images on your computer. You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed.

2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). 5 Once your computer has restarted. To download images from the cameras.Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. B When installation ends. Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. the window for Step 4 appears. If not necessary. 257 . remove the CD. uninstall the software. “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. 4 Click [Restart]. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. The software will not be installed correctly. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation.

If not necessary. uninstall the software. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon. 4 Click [Finish]. On your computer’s desktop. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure.4 . 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). 5 Remove the CD. 258 . and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer]. 3 Click [Install] to start installation.6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer.Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10.10. To download images from the cameras. the window for Step 4 appears. When installation ends. “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed.

0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. To save the PDF manual to your computer. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP.pdf files.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format).pdf files. 2 Open the CD. To save the PDF manual to your computer. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. Double-click on the CD icon. Then select your language. Acrobat Reader (version 6. Double-click the START. 2 Open the CD.[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. Then select your language. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh. 259 . Acrobat Reader (version 6. 3 Double-click the START. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh.

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